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Cold Days Audiobook

Cold Days: The Dresden Files, Book 14

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Publisher's Summary

Harry Dresden lives!

After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad - because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness.

After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long. And now, her word is his command, no matter what she wants him to do, no matter where she wants him to go, and no matter who she wants him to kill. Guess which one Mab wants first?

Of course, it won’t be an ordinary, everyday assassination. Mab wants her newest minion to pull off the impossible: kill an immortal. No problem there, right? And to make matters worse, there exists a growing threat to an unfathomable source of magic that could land Harry in the sort of trouble that will make death look like a holiday.

Beset by enemies new and old, Harry must gather his friends and allies, prevent the annihilation of countless innocents, and find a way out of his eternal subservience before his newfound powers claim the only thing he has left to call his own… his soul.

©2012 Jim Butcher (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    Robert 01-08-13
    Robert 01-08-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Entertaining"
    What made the experience of listening to Cold Days the most enjoyable?

    It stayed busy. I listen while driving across the country and this one kept me listening the whole time.


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    fattius Utah, USA 01-08-13
    fattius Utah, USA 01-08-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Solid but didn't blow me away."

    I enjoyed Cold Days, as I have enjoyed every Dresden book since Storm Front. Like the title says, the story was solidly crafted. And although I've spent a load of time with Harry over the years, he's still keeping me entertained so I'll continue to read/listen. It feels like there's always something happening around the edges of a Dresden story, and it's that over-arching plot thread that drives my interest. I'm pretty sure I've read everything Jim Butcher's put out via Big Pub, and he's failed (miserably!) to disappoint me so far. Keep it up, sir!

    The last book (Ghost Story) was much maligned for being read by someone other than James Marsters. Although I wasn't amongst the herd that were so put-off that they couldn't enjoy the story, it certainly was pleasant to hear the same Harry again.

    Thanks to the author, the narrator, and the whole team!

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    Dianne 01-07-13
    Dianne 01-07-13
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    "I love the Harry Dresden series."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if they like science fiction/fantasy. Even if they don't, the story is compelling.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cold Days?

    The confrontation on the island between Butcher and friends and the Winter Court.
    I don't want to give it away by saying more.


    Which character – as performed by James Marsters – was your favorite?

    Harry Dresden


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but it was great having it to return to when I could.


    Any additional comments?

    James Marsters is one of the best narrators out there. I am looking for books he narrates no matter who wrote them.

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    Mary United States 01-07-13
    Mary United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Best Dresden yet"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Oh yes, a real non stop action ride!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mab is so bad she is good.....


    Have you listened to any of James Marsters’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Haven't


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    there be monsters here....


    Any additional comments?

    Couln't stop listening well into the night

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    Allie Cat USA 01-07-13
    Allie Cat USA 01-07-13
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    "Very satisfying"
    Would you listen to Cold Days again? Why?

    I actually did listen to Cold Days twice. Jim Butcher always has those tiny details that you might miss on the first go that turn out to be significant later. Listening it the second time was even better than the first!


    Any additional comments?

    I literally couldn't stop the recording until the end. I had to finish it. This is a great addition to the series. The ending sets up nicely for the next book, which I'll be anxiously waiting for. I just hope it doesn’t take too long. James Marsters, as always, does a fantastic job with the character voices. I nearly spit my soda out when I heard him do a female pixie voice, but he pulled it off.

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    David R. Burcham Seattle, WA 01-07-13
    David R. Burcham Seattle, WA 01-07-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Good installment"
    What made the experience of listening to Cold Days the most enjoyable?

    It was a good installment in a great series. Nice to have Harry back and struggling to do the right thing again. If you like the other books, you'll enjoy this one too.


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    Pat Langley, BC, Canada 01-07-13
    Pat Langley, BC, Canada 01-07-13
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    "Wholy Crap!"

    Best book so far! All I can say is when is the next one comming out?

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    M. Bentley 01-06-13
    M. Bentley 01-06-13

    A part time Library Assistant and general lover of books and stories.

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    "Amazing Story & Characters"
    What made the experience of listening to Cold Days the most enjoyable?

    The narrator used a good variety of voices and injected personality into the voices he created.


    Which character – as performed by James Marsters – was your favorite?

    Harry Dresden.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


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    Terry 01-05-13
    Terry 01-05-13
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    "James Marsters is Harry Dresden"
    Where does Cold Days rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very high in my list of favorites


    What did you like best about this story?

    Harry was back to being Harry....loved his interactions with Thomas.


    What does James Marsters bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His performance and voices for all of the characters are so distinctive and rich.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed out loud many time and yes,,,I cried a bit too.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the next installment in the series.

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    Karen 01-05-13
    Karen 01-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Another Dresden Winner"

    Jim Butcher takes the reader on another wonderful adventure with Dresden escaping seemingly no-win situations. Dresden gets himself into very interesting situations as the White Knight with a target on his back. His friends (and a few enemies) come to his rescue more than once just when it seems Dresden's doomed for sure.

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